Inside Mosul offensive against Islamic StateWorld October 28, 16:41
Russian Armed Forces upgrade prioritized in 2017-2019 budgetBusiness & Economy October 28, 16:34
Kremlin comments on reports of Putin's harsh reaction to Russian jet approaching US shipRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 16:22
Putin says Russian agricultural sector shows great performance in 2016Business & Economy October 28, 16:06
Russia voices concern over Japan’s part in US missile shield deploymentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 15:59
Russia stakes on intelligent weapons — deputy PMMilitary & Defense October 28, 15:15
Kremlin unaware of alleged arrest of Russians in SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 15:00
Russia’s Central Bank keeps key rate at 10%Business & Economy October 28, 14:02
Russian expert says information war against Moscow not helping to solve Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 14:01
KIEV, April 22. /TASS/. Miners protesting in central Kiev on Wednesday threaten an indefinite strike if their demands are not met, Tass reports from the site.
"Plans are to close the mine, although it is more profitable to buy our coal than African or Russian," says Eduard, a miner from the Dnepropetrovsk region.
Earlier, a group of protesters got into the presidential administration building for talks. Miners said they had forced their way through with practically no resistance offered by police. "The only thing they asked for was not to break the presidential gate," one of the miners said.
The miners are resolute to continue the strike until Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Vladimir Demchishin is dismissed and wage arrears are paid off.
Miners said they had managed to speak to a deputy minister, who pledged the salaries were being paid. However, the miners are outraged that none of the officials came to their Tuesday congress.
One of negotiators met with protesters to say their questions had to be addressed to Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, and they intend to meet him.
More than 1,000 miners flocked to the presidential administration building in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early on Wednesday, demanding the resignation of, as well as that social commitments to the miners be met.
A group of protesters can be seen near the National Bank, others suggest to move the picket to the parliament building where a plenary session is under way. Meanwhile, the organizers try to restrain the most active protesters, seeking an organized manner of their action in the central Kiev.